I skimmed over the email quickly; shaking my head and clenching my jaw due to its contents. I could sense the fears and uncertainty beneath the words; a stranger reaching out for wisdom and comfort. And, I had nothing to say. I didn’t feel the compassionate support that they needed from me, because if the last few months taught me anything, I knew that there isn’t much certainty in aviation and an epic life doesn’t come easy.
But, it will all be worth it.
Not writing for over a week has resulted in a million tangents of jumbled thoughts, so I’m throwing in this summary of what I have learned in my first for months in the corporate aviation industry. Thanks for all of the teaching. I’m grateful for the growth.
I recently flew and was told by the captain— who intimidates the hell out of me due to both looks and personality— before the flight, “You have to be perfect. This flight has to go flawlessly.” I shook my head, rolled my eyes, pursed my lips, and responded with— “Yeah. Thanks. No pressure.” And, you know what happened? I wasn’t perfect and I’m not upset with myself because of that. There was a point in my life when I would have been. When that statement, by that captain, would have stressed me to a ball of tears. Now, I see it as this; If you do the best you can, with where you are at and with what you have, you can walk away from any job, any relationship, any situation and think, “What did I do well? What can I improve on? How can I make the experience better next time?”
Every day is a chance to be better than the yesterday. When you think you have to be perfect you will never ever find your best self.
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